The scores after ten rounds have confirmed the French top position at the moment, while Kaizen held on to the 20+ average on the second day of the indoor competition. The new videos are showing both teams with all ten rounds at the Wind Games.
It was the first time that Kaizen scored above 20-average at an indoor competition, and UK's national team continues with a perfect progression of the indoor scores since 2009. Coach Pete Allum mentioned during the event that Kaizen performs well and yet has to get used to competing on the top level of the female 4way category.
Wind Games 2014 Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Rd. 3 Rd. 4 Rd. 5 Rd. 6 Rd. 7 Rd. 8 Rd. 9 Rd. 10 Total Avg Rank 4way Women C,20,17 16,A,D,7 J,P,13,L N,21,22 M,8,15 K,3,6 F,4,1 B,G,H,O,10 5,18,9 Q,2,12 Total Avg 1 Aerodyne French Girls (FR) 21(-3) 26 27(-1) 20(-1) 24 21(-1) 25 29(-2) 24(-1) 20 237 23.7 2 Kaizen (UK) 18(-2) 24 23 15(-2) 21 21 22 27 18(-2) 19 208 20.8 3 EmpuriaGatas BBD (ESP) 17 17 18 17 17 17 19 20(-1) 16 15 173 17.3
However, the British indoor dominance was over when Aerokart Deep Blue came back for France at the World Challenge 2013. The original lineup (Sophie Deremaux, Berangere Duplouy, Francoise Simons-Hamouchi, Amelie Tirman) won the female 4way competition last year over the next UK pickup top team (Julia Foxwell, Tarn Hollis, Liz Matthews, Petra van Osterveld).
The new French lineup (Laurence Herve, Christine Malnis, Sophia Pecout, Perrine Sanchez) has continued to win the outdoor meets so far and lost only against Deep Blue at the only indoor competition last year, the Aerokart Indoor Championship 2013.
|World Cup 2013||Rd. 1||Rd. 2||Rd. 3||Rd. 4||Rd. 5||Rd. 6||Rd. 7||Rd. 8||Rd. 9||Rd. 10||Rd. 11||T.|
|1||Aerodyne French Girls||21||27||16(-2)||18||20(-1)||17||17(-2)||23||24(-1)||20||17||220|
The outdoor performance is still more important this year, as the next world meet in Prostejov 2014 is coming up in August. The first serious outdoor competition after the Paraclete XP Indoor Championship 2014 and before the World Challenge 2014 is the Paraclete XP Outdoor Championship 2014 where the Golden Knights will be putting the Aerodyne French Girls to the next real test.
Both teams battled it out to the last formation at the World Cup 2013, and they will compete for this year's gold medals in the Czech Republic. The Golden Knights have a very late start and no training before the competition in DeLand. However, the US Army team and coach Solly Williams both want to face off with the French team to get an idea of the situation in March of the world meet season. The Aerodyne French Girls will also attend the indoor competition of the Paraclete XP double header on the previous weekend.